Today’s I Ching – 7 – The Army follows Contention (6) in the order of the hexagrams, and leads to Closeness (8). Earth is over Water; yin over yin. Only lines two and five complement each other, and even then with yin on a yang line and yang on a yin line.
Spirit explains: “Political contention can be expressed as protest demonstrations . When and if leaders abuse their positions of trust and ignore the will of their people, then protest results.”
“Submission doesn’t work.”
“And the army does?”
“The army enforces law and order, but has allegiance to both sides.”
“But, what is resolved?”
“The army isn’t designed to resolve anything.”
“Are we going in circles?”
Today’s I Ching – 9 – Small Development
Small Development follows Closeness.
Closeness suggests shared feelings, ideas, or goals, and
Something must develop when our personal energies
Blend with those of others or, even with those of one other.
Small developments are the seeds of greater developments,
If they are nourished and protected.
How to protect them, and from what?
With care, respect, dedication, and trust.
Trust in what?
And the what?
The unknown, which does not exist.
Today’s I Ching – 4 – Immaturity
Mountain above. Water below.
Immaturity follows Difficulty in the order of the Hexagrams.
Everything is difficult until we learn how;
How to stand, how to walk, how to speak,, …
I interrupt. And how to think?
What to think, Spirit corrects me.
Immaturity is not necessarily
Forever, if the immature one
Has faith and guidance…
Yes., but not misplaced trust.
How can I know…
Experience is required and
Life provides us with
All that we need.